From Seder to Sweetheart | How Dating Apps Can Foster Connections between Jewish Singles during Passover

Using jewish dating apps during passover

It’s the second night of Passover, and you have had enough of your relatives kvetching about your love life (or lack thereof)–and you still have five more days to go. Not only are you bread-starved and carb deprived, but if one more person asks, “Are you dating anyone?” you might flip the table over in the middle of Seder.

But just because you can’t have anything good to nosh on during Passover doesn’t mean you can’t hop on a dating app and meet someone special! After all, on the first day of Pesach in 2014,  JSwipe was released, maybe to divert a bread-starved customer base with photographs of local Jewish matches. 

After you’ve established your Jewishness (Orthodox, Reform, etc.) and food preferences, you may swipe right (for a happy smile Star of David) or left (for a frowny face Star of David) to your heart’s content in your search for a compatible sweetheart.

It’s just like Tinder, only it was created by Jewish people for Jewish people! Dating apps can foster connections between Jewish singles during Passover and every other day of the year. 

So which dating apps should you use to find a special connection during the high holidays when there are so many options out there? We have got you covered–and maybe at the next Seder, you can bring a plus one and get your relatives to grill them instead of you. 

JSwipe

Whether you’re Jewish or just want to meet other single Jews, JSwipe is an excellent choice. This lovely dating app was released in 2014, just in time for Passover, by David Yarus, a Brooklynite and employee of Birthright Israel.

If you want to use JSwipe, all you have to do is fill in certain basic information about yourself, such as your age, education level, and occupation. This survey requires your gender information in addition to your religious affiliation and kosher status. After that, you’re at liberty to begin swiping away! By linking your app account with your Facebook profile, the app can learn what you value in a potential companion based on the content you have previously liked and interacted with. 

JSwipe offers a free version as well as a paid, premium version. You’ll need to subscribe to the premium paid version to see who has liked your account and to access features like profile boosters and super swipes. 

Prices for the premium tier range from $17.99 to $59.99 monthly. Like Tinder, it gives you a head start by displaying your local singles, but you can simply expand your search area to see compatible people anywhere in the globe.

Jdate

Among the earliest niche dating apps, JDate was created in 1997 specifically for Jewish singles. While members of all religions and origins are welcome on the site, Jewish singles comprise the app’s core demographic. You can narrow your search for a Jewish life partner by indicating your preference for their religious identification, ethnicity, and other characteristics. To avoid feeling restricted, you are allowed to choose more than one option from the list of potential identifiers.

The JDate app is free to download and use, but if you want to talk to other users, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid subscription.

eHarmony

Those seeking a meaningful commitment rather than a casual hookup will feel at home here. If that’s the kind of partnership you’re seeking, you should try eHarmony. The app’s advanced matching features and streamlined search tools make it simple to identify a matched partner from among the dating app’s millions of users across the globe.

A mainstream dating app like eHarmony gives Jewish people a greater chance of meeting somebody who holds their religious values because of the program’s straightforward interface and extensive search criteria.

EliteSingles

The world’s most accomplished singles join EliteSingles in the hopes of meeting other successful Jewish singles and developing meaningful connections. With over 13 million users, it’s a great resource for finding a spiritual soul mate. You can define how important it is to you that prospective matches share your beliefs, in addition to highlighting your desire for Jewish relationships.

EliteSingles employs a method based on personality evaluations to help you meet someone appropriate for you!

The League

The League has built its name on catering to the needs of picky customers. Former members of The League have been invited to lavish Shabbat meals, where they’ve been strategically placed at tables with others who reflect their hobbies, cultural background, and line of work.

There are already 35,000 Jewish singles from all over the world using this one-of-a-kind dating app. While there is a waiting list to join, many of those who have already done so say that the wait was well worth it.

JWed

JWed might be the best Jewish dating app to use if you’re looking to get married and start a family. The app’s developers saw a demand, and they set out to meet it by connecting Jewish singles with one another in the hopes that they would find love and ultimately walk down the aisle to say their “I dos” at their temple. 

On JWed, you can use several free filters and tools to narrow your search for love. There is a lengthy questionnaire involved in creating a profile, but don’t allow it to put you off; the more details you provide, the better your chances of finding a compatible match. After all, the JWed dating app’s stated goal is to introduce you to potential lifelong companions. This may be a lengthy process, yet it could wind up being well worth the work that’s put in if it leads you to your beshert. 

Jewish woman using dating app

JCrush

When you have selected your chosen Jewish affiliations in the settings of the Crush dating app, it is simple to swipe through the profiles of Jewish individuals who live nearby. With JCrush, you can “go incognito” to hide your profile from everyone other than the individuals who “liked” you initially. This allows you to keep an eye on all of the individuals who’ve already “crushed” on you and also see your “oy veys,” which are people you have rejected in the past.

Users can send their Crushes, anything from songs to GIFs to dating ideas, through the exclusive messaging tool. Thus far, the Crush has been personally responsible for ten weddings under the huppah!

Saw You at Sinai

Saw You at Sinai is an easy-to-use niche Jewish dating app that connects Jewish individuals to facilitate dating, friendship, and maybe even marriage.

The dating app has a lengthy questionnaire for new users to fill out, but it’s meant to help them locate potential partners in a shorter amount of time. When a user completes their profile, the dating app will generate suggestions for the most compatible matches.

The Matchmaker function of the dating app introduces you to dedicated and seasoned members who can help you find a lifelong partner. There are three different membership tiers to choose from; however, the Matchmaking service is only accessible to premium subscribers.

Final Thoughts

Locating a romantic partner who echoes your religious values is challenging at the best of times, but it may seem more daunting at Passover.

You can sign up for a specialized Jewish dating site if you’ve tried and given up on other, more generic dating sites. To start your search, you can easily download a dating app, create an account, and get busy exploring possible romantic connections!

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